Newport Oregon Timeshare
Much of the Oregon coast is preserved as a natural area, with smaller communities bookended by miles and miles of pristine coast. Visitors have flocked to this part of the Pacific Coast for more than 125 years to enjoy the sun, surf, fishing, and beach activities. Newport, first settled as a fishing village and now a tourist destination, has its share of Newport timeshare villas and resorts.
A truly memorable vacation to coastal Oregon is made even better through the purchase or rental of a Newport Oregon timeshare resale. Beautifully adorned guest suites are fully furnished and range in size from small studios for couples to larger family units with up to three bedrooms. After a fun day of sightseeing, beachcombing, or lighthouse exploring, guests sleep in total comfort in one of these suites.
Major Newport Attractions
Two of the most beautiful and historic lighthouses on the Pacific Coast are located in Newport Oregon. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse sits on a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It was built in 1871 and is the oldest structure in town. It's been restored to its original condition and is a major tourist draw. Just up the coast is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. It towers 93 feet above the beach and features the amazing Fresnel Lens. The lens was manufactured in Paris and shipped to Oregon in 1868. The lamp supplying the light energy is rated at 1,000 Watts and produces 130,000 candlepower.
Newport is a great place for crabbing. Visitors head to the Bridge Bed, Idaho Flats, and Sally's Bend to find Dungeness crab, cockles, butter clams and littleneck clams. Beachcombing is a year-round activity for the locals. In the winter months, the incoming swells can reach 14 feet in height.
Because Newport is still a fishing community, guests in a Newport Oregon timeshare have no trouble finding the perfect seafood eatery. The harbor is home to a large fishing fleet, and in and around the marinas are several excellent seafood restaurants.
No visit to Newport Oregon is complete without a stop at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The center is built to offer amazing views of the ocean, and all around the walls are exhibits of marine-influenced artworks. Admission is free.
Boat tours and whale-watching excursions are available year-round. Visitors can get a glimpse of whales making their annual migration up or down the Pacific Coast, and there are plenty of sea lion rookeries in the area. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will amaze young and old alike. This was once the home of Keiko, the orca featured in the motion picture "Free Willy".
Where to Stay
Newport has a fine assortment of hotels, and resorts. Visitors are encouraged to check out the Newport Oregon timeshare resale and rental options here at Timeshare Broker Associates such as those at WorldMark Schooner Landing. Several of the resorts have indoor and outdoor pools, barbeque areas, meeting rooms, saunas and spas, and fitness centers.
Newport is one of the best family vacation destinations on the Pacific Coast, and there's plenty to see and do at any time of the year. It's only three hours from Portland, but it's a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.